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days a year. >>> good evening. there are millions of people in israel and the gaza strip who are spending this night living in fear of rockets and missiles raining down on their homes and neighborhoods as outside parties hurriedly work behind the scenes to stop the exchange fire. huge explosions rocked gaza with one strike killing at least 11 people. israel says the targets were palestinian militants, but several of the dead included women and children. but with palestinians continuing to fire rockets into israel and tel aviv in their crosshairs, israel says it is preparing to expand its attacks. we're on the ground on both sides of this conflict starting with richard engel in gaza. >> reporter: good evening, lester, israel appears to have exceptionally good intelligence about hamas and today was able to target individual militants in their homes, but they're also killing anyone who happens to be around them. this was a three-story house of hamas militants. israel says it's using precision strikes against gaza. >> there were eight people in this house when they were attacked
tonight we're on the ground in israel and gaza >>> on the hill, david petraeus under heavy cover tells congress about the attack in benghazi, what he knew, when he knew it and why the u.s. first told the world what it did. >>> and 18 days since the devastation on the east coast. scenes of utter devastation we have not seen until now. >>> and it is the end of the line for a guilty pleasure in america. but how did it come to this? nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it worries them enough that israel's tanks appear ready to roll into gaza, and the skies have been raining rockets there for several days. perhaps the larger worry, both sides in this escalating fight have powerful friends that are getting involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with martin fletcher in tel a
as israel and palestinian militants get closer to the brink this weekend. israel expanding its air assault against hamas and palestinian militants continuing to fire rockets into civilian areas of southern israel. that's where i want to begin this morning. i've got nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell and "new york times" columnist tom friedman. who better to have to discuss this. tom, as the two sides get closer to the brink, based on your experience and reporting, where is this going? >> let's just go around the horn, david, quickly. i think hamas is trying to use this moment to both break out of the blockade and try to end targeted killing of its leaders from israel, and trying to take advantage of the new arab spring balance of power, the muslim brotherhood in egypt, to leverage that possibility. israel. israel has been watching for the last six to nine months hamas bringing in longer and longer range missiles from iran. i think they saw this as an opportunity of necessity to take those out, missiles that can now hit tel aviv and jerusalem. egypt. this is a real pr
a possible ground invasion. what that means. israel has amassed thousands of soldiers on the border. palestinians are nervous. and an ominous sign that a ground invasion is imminent. officials are meeting with the head of palestinian factions in cairo. trying to secure a commitment from these factions to cease all hostilities and rocket fire into israel. from an israeli perspective. that is a game changer. it potentially means two of israel's largest population centers are now within reach of palestinian rockets. >> we have more than 4 million people. we have to protect. and again, again. you see. let's go. let's go. >> the fear is, if these talks in cairo fail, and they are unable to get a cessation of hostilities, a ground invasion could be imminent. from everyone we have been speaking to in gaza in terms of officials and palestinians, politicians and others, the people of gaza would suffer the most. that would be a disastrous consequence for inhabitants. >>> coming up next, president obama is headed overseas. we'll have a preview of his trip and update on the so-called fiscal cli
the >>> explosions in gaza city tonight as the air assaults continue between israel and palestinian militants in gaza. and here is a live look at gaza city at this hour. the assaults have been pretty consistent since wednesday, it is 9:00 in the morning there. militants launched the rockets into israel saturday. two aimed at tel aviv. in return, israel carried out about 300 air strikes in the gaza strip. one hit the prime minister's headquarters, while another hit a police compound. officials say 43 palestinians and 3 israelis have been killed this week. >>> and the fiscal cliff could raise taxes on the majority of americans and cut spending on january one. president obama and leaders met today to come up with a solution. both sides say they're willing to compromise at this point. they plan to meet again after thanksgiving. >>> and olympic athletes from northern california were honored tonight in santa clara. they were the guest of honor at a congressional reception for northern california olympic athletes, among those being honored, marty malloy, who won a bronze medal. >> everyone is there cheering
in a bitter custody battle over 4-year-old nahla. >>> the ceasefire between israel and hamas appears to be holding with both sides declaring victory though tensions remain high in the region as does the level of rhetoric is coming from both sides of the border. nbc's stephanie gosk joins us now live from tel aviv. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. well, our team on the ground in gaza tells us that there was some violence this morning. a 20-year-old was shot and killed by israeli forces on the gaza side of the border. there were ten other teenagers with him who were injured. the israeli defense forces tell us that 300 palestinians sort of tested what they call the buffer zone today at the border between gaza and israel. this is a hundred-foot no-go zone that the idf has been enforcing. they did not, however, say they knew of any deaths. they said their forces shot in the air and when the palestinians did not move back, they then shot at their feet to get them to move back. it threatens this arguably fragile ceasefire that's been in place now for a li
and israel, with israel expa expanding its air assaults targeting gaza's infrastructure. hamas is firing back with new longer range weapons, reaching jerusalem for the first time. we've got reporters standing by live in tel aviv and gaza. >>> then we'll introduce you to a pretty incredible 9-year-old girl that was left paralyzed by a car accident caused by a drunk driver. she wanted him to understand just how his actions impacted her life. she wrote a very emotional letter that was read at his sentencing. >>> and it's been a year since michelle parker was last seen. she disappeared the same day she appeared on an episode of "the people's court." we'll get an update on where that investigation stands. >>> cheer leading a fun part of many sports in high school, college and pros, but it can be incredibly dangerous as well and that has a lot of parents worried. coming up, the consequences when things go wrong. >>> a bit later, lauren scruggs is going to stop by. it's been nearly a year since she was injured by a spinning propeller. she's doing amazingly well, but it's been a tough road. she'll jo
are waking up to a peaceful morning. a cease-fire was announced today between hamas and israel. live pictures of gaza city. it's a little after 9:00 a.m. they're recovering from 1,500 israeli air strikes while hamas fired over 1,000 rockets towards israel. 100 palestinians and 5 israelis were reportedly killed. >>> and this was the scene earlier today. thousands of people in gaza took to the streets to celebrate the cease-fire. they see it as a political victory. secretary of state hillary clinton helped broker this agreement. experts point out this is a cease-fire and not a peace deal. >> it's a creative way to at least, you know, stop the firing. but it doesn't necessarily solve the larger issue. >> people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence. and today's agreement is a step in the right direction. that we should build on. >> prime minister benjamin netanyahu says if the truce does not hold, israel would consider more severe military action against the palestinian territory. >>> here at home, the lawyer of the man charged in a deadly crime spree says his cli
. >> now to the uneasy peace in the middle east. this morning violence broke out near the border of israel and gaza. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tamron. eight days of fighting and people are feeling the effects. two more bodies were recovered yesterday under the rubble in a house destroyed by anirstrike bringing the death toll to 164. meanwhile, in israel children returning to school but the question on everyone's mind is whether or not this cease-fire will hold. more than a day after going into effect, a fragile cease-fire has been violated. israeli soldier killed a an israeli soldier killed a palestinian man and injured ten more on the gaza, israel border. it is not clear why they shot at the men on the palestinian side of the fence, but they maintained a no go area on the board er to thwart attacks. there's much needed rainfall for the farmers. acre after acre, row after row of strawberries and eggplant locally grown for lucrative european markets, this is peak export season. the only problem with the war on the territory firmly in place, the borders are sealed off, effecti
. >>> some rodents is israel are now considered valuable assets. a security company displayed new bomb detecting technology that relies on these little guys. the mice are placed in a scanner and react to different odors blown their way. company officials say the mice flee from potentially dangerous skrents and this technology -- >>> some of the titanic's most valuable treasurers are seeing the light of day. for the very first time most of the jewelry from the titanic will be on display with a three-city tour. the pieces include diamond, sapphire rings, broaches and a gold pocket watch. the exhibition is meant to show the public the wonder of deep sea exploration. >>> just in case you have an extra $500,000 to throw around, this is what you can buy. the new lamborghini roadster was unveiled in singapore, an area that of course has a high concentration of millionaires. boasting a $445,000 price tag and an equally impressive engine, the luxury model can go from zero to 60 in three seconds flat and reach top speeds of over 200 miles per hour. >> you know what that feels like? >> absolutely
there's no end in sight. the fighting is intensifying in the middle east as israel announces a bold move. >> janelle wang has the latest in our world tonight. >> egypt's prime minister paid a visit to gads za today to broker a truce. that attempt failed. both sides racheted up the attacks instead. palestinian mill tanlts fired more rockets from gaza today, some landing near jerusalem and tel aviv. the israeli air force responded with more airstrikes of their own wiping out hamas's observe arsenal. gaza is so densely populated, three days of fighting has left three israelis dead. israel has mobilized 16,000 reservists and moved them towards the border for a full scale ground war. that's sparking outrage throughout the world. protests took place in south korea today. >>> david petraeus testified on capital hill today. behind closed doors petraeus apologized about his affair which prompted him to resign last week. after that it was all benghazi. he said the cia figured out immediately that al qaeda was behind the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others. that gave republicans
of peace in the middle east, hamas' military wing is claiming victory over israel. what they say proves they won the border conflict. stay with us. >>> in the middle east tonight the military wing of hamas is declaring victory over israel. thousands of supporters celebrated on this first day of calm after this brokered truce by egypt. this was the worst cross-border fighting in eight years. israeli leaders say they achieved their goals and inflicted heavy damage on the militants. hamas said the decision not to send in ground troops was a testament to their power. an arab man was detained for protestanting the bomb that injured 15 people. officials say the investigation is still under way and more arrests are expected. the bombing has raised concerns that palestinian militants are slipping in from the nearby west bank. the israeli army says it will continue to maintain order to prevent the infiltration of terrorists into the community, especially after yesterday's truce. >>> still ahead, tragedy turned into a valuable lesson. friends of a young bay area woman who died in a traffic crash
between israel and hamas appears to be holding. eamon, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. well, for the first time in nine days, we're not hearing the sounds of israeli drones or fighter jets above us. we're not hearing any air strikes. ordinary palestinians are going about their business. shops are reopening. the question on everyone's mind, though, will this cease-fire last? >> on the streets of gaza, celebration and joy late into the night. days of intense negotiations finally leading to a fragile but critical cease-fire. >> we're at the hold, the rocket attacks must end, a broader calm return. this is a critical moment for the region. >> but the nighttime celebrations gave way to gaza's daytime realities. families sent up mourning tents to receive condolences. officials here say more than 160 palestinians were killed. for thousands of palestinians, the calm gave them a chance to return to their abandoned homes for the first time in days when israel dropped leaflets warning them to evacuate the area, he did. in the last attack on gaza, his brother was killed and their
not been available at his home. >>> tenz tension is rising in the middle east as israel's army claims it has made direct hits. on syrian military vehicles. the move comes in retaliation for a syrian mortar shell landing in the israel-controlled golan heights. this as cross-border bombings between turkey and syria threaten to draw the region into the ongoing syrian crisis. meantime this morning, israeli air strikes struck the gaza strip as retaliation for rocket attacks from the hamas-controlled area. >>> police say the deaths of five family members in toledo, ohio, were the result of a murder-suicide. officials say the apparent intentional carbon monoxide poisoning killed three children, their uncle and their grandmother who were in the midst of a bitter custody dispute. >>> nascar superstar jeff gordon is going to have to pay up for intentionally wrecking rival clint bowyer's car in sunday's race at the phoenix international raceway. gordon was fined $100,000, got docked 25 points and is on probation through the end of this year but avoids a suspension. the scrape-up caused a major f
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